In the past 4 years, Novak Djokovic has won 82 wins out of 106 games against the top 20 in the world. A clear dominance over his longtime rivals, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. The Spanish tennis player has scored 60 wins and 26 defeats against the Top 20 in recent years.
The exceptional numbers of the World number 1 are also present in this particular 2020. Before the stop to tennis, caused by the Coronavirus emergency, the Serbian tennis player started 2020 with 18 wins and 0 losses to his credit.
Victories that have given Serbian important successes such as the Australian Open 2020 or the ATP Cup. In these tournaments there have been extraordinary comebacks such as the victory in the final in Melbourne against Dominic Thiem (under two sets to one) and the great victory in Dubai on Gael Monfils where he also canceled a match point.
During a recent interview, Graham Bensinger asked Novak's mom if she sees her son playing at the age of 40. “No, I don’t think so. He has so many things in life, not just tennis. He is a tennis player now but he wants to do many things after that and he has his family.
So I think he will play for 3 or 4 more years, 5 at the most" - she said. Tennis pundits have classified many of Djokovic's matches as some of the greatest contests ever, with the 2012 Australian Open final being considered one of the greatest matches ever seen.
Some longtime analysts claim that the Djokovic–Nadal rivalry ranks as the best rivalry in tennis history primarily because of the quality of matches they produce. Some journalists and tennis players consider that the achievements of Djоkovic are not proportionally appreciated in the media and among tennis fans because of the prejudice against Eastern Europe.